Starting a Family Tree

You have seen the commercials about exploring your identity. Great! Where to start?

At this point you need to consider your customer requirements, where YOU are the customer. What’s your level of interest? How deeply do you want to dive? Do you want to connect with other relatives’ information?I hate to promote Ancestry ( for monopolistic reasons. We are all content providers, and Ancestry will happily turn around and charge subscription fees for access to OUR (member-generated) content. Ancestry treats all member-generated content as open for the taking. If you add a photo to your tree, Ancestry encourages others to attach the photo to their trees.

A good “light weight” way to “get your feet wet” is to add to someone else’s online Ancestry family tree.

Well. The conversation behind this post has gone a different direction. Rather than delete this post I’ll leave it here in case we need further discussion!